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August 20, 2019

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that were published August 20, 2019. You can also view all of the books we've reviewed that were published anytime in August 2019.

Book Review

The Strenuous Life

by Ho Lin

Imagine a US president abandoning decorum during an Army-Navy football game, fleeing his security detail, and charging down to the sidelines to fire up both teams. Or using a thunderstorm as an excuse for an impromptu jog through the... Read More

Book Review

The Translator's Bride

by Meg Nola

In João Reis’s melancholy yet comic The Translator’s Bride, a nameless translator in a nameless city struggles to interpret his own life, wandering through a frustrating maze of streetcars, chilling rain, and moldy interiors. His... Read More

Book Review

Cosmic Crystals

by Kristine Morris

When she was twenty-nine, a total hysterectomy left Ashley Leavy feeling bereft, grieving, and needing the comfort of feminine energy. Bringing together her love of crystals and of the moon, she created a spiritual practice that fostered... Read More

Book Review

The Nine

by Charlene Oldham

School scandals and the fragile bond between a boy and his mother give "The Nine" wide-ranging appeal beyond its ivy-clad setting. Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg’s unique coming-of-age novel "The Nine" is set at an exclusive New England... Read More

Book Review

Radio Dark

by Michelle Anne Schingler

In Shane Hinton’s post-apocalyptic novella "Radio Dark", a horrifying epidemic creeps upon the known world, ending its normalcy in a flash and rendering people static. The affected freeze in place—holding buckets of minnows, idling... Read More

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